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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
Sir Green Day
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How can I clear my iPhone before I sell it?

Sorry if this a dumb question but I'm relatively new to IPhones.

I'm selling my 2 3GS's tomorrow and I want to know how to clean all my stuff off my (and daughters) phone before I hand it over.

Also, I'm getting new iPhone 4's on Thursday, so after I get them do I just log onto ITunes to restore all my apps etc. on to the new phone?

Thanks.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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I looked into this a year ago when I got rid of my 2G. I can't remember where I got it from, but this is how it goes: Restore from iTunes and set up as a new phone, then completely load and delete music 3 times. Since there is no way to fully format an iPhone, this method gets rid of any traces of data by writing and rewriting multiple times.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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throw it in the washing machine for about 10 mins. that will clean everything off of it.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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Sorry if this a dumb question but I'm relatively new to IPhones.

I'm selling my 2 3GS's tomorrow and I want to know how to clean all my stuff off my (and daughters) phone before I hand it over.

Also, I'm getting new iPhone 4's on Thursday, so after I get them do I just log onto ITunes to restore all my apps etc. on to the new phone?

Thanks.
General > Erase > All Content and Settings

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2110
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:14 PM   #5
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General > Erase > All Content and Settings
or you can do that, but the washing machine is a lot less complicated.
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